Arsenius the Great

Desert Father

Arsenius the Great was a Roman imperial tutor who became an anchorite in Egypt, one of the most highly regarded of the Desert Fathers.

Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.

QuotesEdit

as translated by Benedicta Ward, SLG (Cistercian Publications: 1975)
  • While still living in the palace, Abba Arsenius prayed to God in these words, "Lord, lead me in the way of salvation." And a voice came saying to him, "Arsenius, flee from men and you will be saved."
    • Saying 1, Page 9


  • Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.
    • Saying 9, Page 10

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